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Oily Skin

Oily skin occurs due to increased production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Oily skin may result in more acne breakouts and clogging of pores, but it has its benefits like thicker skin and fewer wrinkles. Some tips one can follow to control oily skin are regular face washing, oil-free skin care products, sunscreens outdoors, blotting paper to remove excess oil, avoiding touching the face frequently, etc.

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What can I do for my oily and dry skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in desperate need of medical dermatological advice for my skin condition. My skin is extremely oily right now, but it is also dry. I have tried charcoal masks and Niacinamide sheet masks, but nothing has been able to remove the extreme oiliness that makes me break out and feel un...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. From your description, your condition appears to be seborrheic dermatitis. I suggest you consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and take the medicines with their consent. In addition, you can do th...  Read Full »

How should I determine my skin type?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I have been experiencing some skin-related concerns. How can I determine my specific skin type (e.g., oily, dry, combination, sensitive)? What should a basic daily skincare routine include? With so many skincare products available in the market, how can I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are doing well. I have gone through your query and I do understand your concern. To determine your skin type, I will be giving you a few tips: 1. Oily Skin: Your skin would be considered oily, if there is excessive secretion or presence of oil or greasin...  Read Full »

I am experiencing acne and oily skin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old, experiencing acne and oily skin. My periods are regular and no hirsutism. I do not use any medications. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is common for individuals to experience acne and oily skin during adolescence and early adulthood. Here are a few strategies that may be helpful: 1. Establish a consistent skincare routine: Cleanse your face twice daily using a gentle...  Read Full »

I have a lot of freckles on my face. What could be done?

Query: Hi doctor,I have lots of freckles on my face. A skin expert advised me to use a day cream from a reputed brand. But my skin becomes very oily after using it. Please advise me on a suitable cream.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your description, it seems to be freckles or ephelides, which are common in individuals who get sunburned easily and do not tan. On the other hand, it is uncommon among people who have dark skin. You can use 30 percent trichloroac...  Read Full »

I have pus-filled acne and scars on my face. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am dealing with a significant issue of pus-filled acne and persistent acne scars exacerbated by my oily skin. I have attempted to address it using Picspot, Vitamin C chewable tablets, and Azithromycin plus 500, which have improved but have not entirely resolved the issue. Please help...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Acne can have various causes, such as hormonal fluctuations, genetic predisposition, diet, environmental factors, skincare product use, underlying medical conditions, medications, and stress. Considering conditions like PC...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing bumps on my forehead for the past 5 years. They contain hard, cyst-like substances inside, and it is getting worse. Please provide suggestions.

Query: Hello doctor,I have oily skin with dry patches, making it a combination skin. I am currently using a cream designed for this skin type. There are bumps all over my forehead, consisting of cysts. I have a habit of popping pimples, which releases a hard cyst-like substance. I have been dealing with cy...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have reviewed your query and concerns and examined your picture (attachments removed to protect patient’s identity). It appears that you have oily skin and grade 3 to 4 acne. I suggest you take tablet Isotretinoin, which is the best treatment option for your conditio...  Read Full »

I have oily skin and suffer from recurrent pimples on my skin. How can I cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have occasional pimples on my skin. I do not know the reason for the same. Mine is oily skin. I also drink plenty of water. I am currently using Avene clearance gel. Please guide me on how to cure the same. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. 1. Acne Vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and adults. It involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands, and areas where oil glands are dense, like the face, chest, back, and upper arms, are common sites of involvem...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old male experiencing constant breakouts and acne. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male, and I have been getting acne. I have no idea what to do. I have done everything, including cleaning my face at least three to four times every day. I am spending a lot of time outside, and I am wondering whether that is a problem. Could you please assist me?  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pimples are caused by oily skin and are partly hormonal. Here are some of the practices I suggest you follow. Avoid applying hair oil or other sticky cream on your face. Avoid fatty foods, chocolate, and dairy items. Avoid dust and wear sunscreen with an SPF (sun prote...  Read Full »

I have oily, acne-prone skin. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female, 5 feet 2 inches in height, and I weigh 123 pounds.I have oily and acne-prone skin. Do you have any recommendations for managing my oily skin and acne-prone skin?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Acne from the image provided appears to be hormonal acne....  Read Full »

My face is oily and I have pimples. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My face is oily, and I have some pimples on my face. I travel regularly from time to time. Kindly suggest a suitable face wash that I can use.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. The best face wash to use for oily and acne-prone skin is Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid (Ahaglow) advanced gel face wash. Use it twice daily. Apply a sufficient...  Read Full »

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